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Chayote vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chayote and Cabbage different?

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, and Zinc, however Cabbage is richer in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 60% more than Chayote.
  • Chayote has 6 times more Copper than Cabbage. Chayote has 0.123mg of Copper, while Cabbage has 0.019mg.

Chayote, fruit, raw and Cabbage, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Copper +547.4%
Contains more Zinc +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Copper +547.4%
Contains more Zinc +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1753.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 0% 3% 0% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 0% 11% 70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +375.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1753.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Chayote
35
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
10
Cabbage

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Chayote
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
6%
Cabbage
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chayote Cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Chayote Cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Cabbage
Cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Cabbage Opinion
Calories 19 25 Cabbage
Protein 0.82 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.13 0.1 Chayote
Vitamin C 7.7 36.6 Cabbage
Net carbs 2.809999942779541 3.299999952316284 Cabbage
Carbs 4.51 5.8 Cabbage
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 17 40 Cabbage
Potassium 125 170 Cabbage
Magnesium 12 12
Sugar 1.66 3.2 Chayote
Fiber 1.7 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.123 0.019 Chayote
Zinc 0.74 0.18 Chayote
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 18 26 Cabbage
Sodium 2 18 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 98 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.12 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.04 Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.234 Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249 0.212 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.124 Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.1 76 Cabbage
Folate 93 43 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.034 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057 0.017 Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011 0.011
Threonine 0.04 0.035 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044 0.03 Chayote
Leucine 0.077 0.041 Chayote
Lysine 0.039 0.044 Cabbage
Methionine 0.001 0.012 Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.047 0.032 Chayote
Valine 0.063 0.042 Chayote
Histidine 0.015 0.022 Cabbage
Fructose 1.45 Cabbage

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients
  2. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.